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Getting things done - John C. Kirk

Apr. 2nd, 2010

11:23 pm - Getting things done

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It's a bank holiday today, with no work or SJA duties, so I've been using the time to clean up my flat. Being morbid, if I died and my friends had to sort out my possessions, I suspect that a lot of the stuff here would go straight into a skip, i.e. other people wouldn't consider it to have any intrinsic value and I'm probably better off without it.

So, I've had a few Freecyclers round to haul away computer parts. I've also been going through my box of software, and chucked out a few old CDs that I no longer need: goodbye, "Plus Pack for Windows 95"!

Three years ago, I bought a USB barcode scanner, but I couldn't get it to work, so it's been sitting on my desk ever since and I've been meaning to read through the manual. I finally sat down with that today, the idea being that I'd either get it working or turf it out, and happily it now works, so that should help with my data entry.

I've also done some shredding. I've had bags of "sensitive" paper sitting around for a while, and I've now filled up two bin liners with the results. (I'll take them to the recycling depot tomorrow.) Some of those receipts date back to May 2004, so it's high time I got round to it! I haven't finished, but I've certainly put a dent in it.

All in all, a productive day.